You are making yourself dependent on Putin’s gas, the Allies warned Germany. Oh, it’s just a business deal, the Germans replied; and anyway, Putin is not dangerous because we talk to him so much. Another chancellor, Angela Merkel, added a second pipeline, Nord Stream 2, right next to the first. For the record, she also abandoned nuclear power generation, making the country even more dependent on fossil fuels from Russia.

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